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Matt Kenseth claims first NASCAR win in 2016

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Veteran Matt Kenseth held off two young guns to win the AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. Kenseth edged out 23-year-old Kyle Larson and 20-year-old Chase Elliott to claim his first victory of the season. Finishing fourth was Kasey Kahne, while Kurt Busch claimed the fifth position. Many of the top drivers were taken out of contention by misfortune and a huge crash during the latter stages of the race. As the field attempted…

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Kyle Busch wins for the third time in 2016

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Kyle Busch took the lead on a restart with less than 20 laps remaining Saturday night and went on to win the GoBowling 400 at Kansas Speedway. Busch managed to hold off Kevin Harvick to win his third race of the season. Martin Truex, Jr. appeared to have the superior car, but he was forced to make two pit stops late in the race, opening the door for Busch and others. Truex led for 172 if the race’s 267 laps,…

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Kyle Busch wins again at Texas

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A broom was waiting for Kyle Busch in Victory Lane at Texas. Busch took the lead after the final restart Saturday night, completing his second NASCAR weekend sweep in a row and becoming the first driver to do that since Harry Gant in 1991. “It’s pretty darn good, I’ll tell you that,” Busch said when asked what it’s like to be him right now. “I’ve got a great wife, a great son and I’m having a blast, living the dream.”…

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Kyle Busch wins Martinsville in dominating fashion

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It was time for Kyle Busch to finally win a Sprint Cup race at Martinsville (Virginia) Speedway. The clock said so. The defending Sprint Cup Champion had never won a Ridgeway grandfather clock, the trophy awarded to the race winner in both the spring and fall races. Busch dominated the field on Sunday, racing to a convincing victory in Sunday’s STP 500. He held off A. J. Allmendinger, who was also going for his first Martinsville victory, by about one-half…

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Jimmie Johnson steals win in California

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Jimmie Johnson roared past Kevin Harvick on a restart with two laps remaining on Sunday and won the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Harvick led for 142 of the race’s scheduled 200 laps, but could not pull off the victory. Finishing third was Denny Hamlin followed by Joey Logano in fourth and Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. coming in with his best finish of the year in fifth. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. was 11th. Harvick, a native of…

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Kevin Harvick wins in photo finish at Phoenix

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For the second time in just the first four races, the race winner edged out the runner-up by one one-hundredth of a second. Kevin Harvick held off Carl Edwards after a restart to take the victory in the Good Sam 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. Denny Hamlin finished third followed by Kyle Busch and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Two rookies, Chase Elliott and Ryan Blaney, had top 10 finishes. Elliott was eighth and Blaney tenth. Harvick was in control a good…

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Brad Keselowski overcomes elements to win Cobalt 400

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Sunday’s Cobalt 400 was a competitive dual between NASCAR’s top drivers, but when the dust settled – literally – Brad Keselowski rolled into Victory Lane at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He topped second-place Joey Logano by less than one second to claim his 18th Sprint Cup victory. The start of the race was delayed by heavy wind, followed by another stoppage midway through the race because of a dust storm. The drivers contended with the heavy winds throughout the race.…

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